It doesn't matter whether you're a group of friends or a coachload of strangers who'll make friends on the way - a visit to Sheffield, whether for a day or a short break, is sure to bring you closer. Great shared experiences cement friendships for life. It might take a bit more pre-planning for you to stick together so remember to check out pre-booking options, particularly for timed activities and eating together.
Guided walks and tours are a great way of finding out more about the city. You'll either be led by an enthusiastic local who wants to share their love of Sheffield or guide yourself by following maps and trails prepared by people who know the city inside out.
The tours can start and finish at a city centre location of your choice.
Get ready for an interactive, puzzle-filled tour with this Outdoor Escape Game in Sheffield – Murder on the Don.
Kelham Island is full of indie restaurants, cafes and bars. Real ales and craft beers are brewed amidst the repurposed factory buildings. Taste your way around the area!
Download the maps and find the treasures of Sheffield's best buildings and places to see.
A walk through the city centre looking at the history of Sheffield. Your guide will help reimagine Sheffield Castle, the prison of Mary Queen of Scots, and learn of its destruction.
Sheffield is a civilised city and this walk shows something of how this has been achieved. You will see buildings and structures, various forms of transport and the bridges they need. All designed and constructed by engineers applying science and using engineering principles.
Look Up is turning the rooftops of some of Sheffield's most iconic buildings into a FREE, augmented reality art gallery.
Fans of Pokemon Go will love this! Simply download the app (available for IOS and Android) and head out to one of four locations in the city centre where you'll find a Look Up portal, Scan the QR code and then wait for the magic to happen.
What will you see? We don't want to ruin the surprise...
Want to delve more into the Sheffield's football heritage? Sheffield: The Home of Football walking app is completely FREE to download and will take you on a tour of 10 historic footballing hot spots in the city.
Enhanced with audio clips and map mash-ups showing Sheffield in the 1850s and today, you will be transported back to the Victorian era when the world’s first football club started. The journey will cover the second half of the 19th century telling the stories of the first football derby, the world’s oldest Football Cup and the ancient football grounds where the games were played, many now long gone.
If you're fancying something more interactive or maybe the group of mates you're with are celebrating something that's worthy of a bit of competitive fun, try some of these...
Get competitive with a whole load of target sports to choose from, all in beautiful countryside surroundings on the edge of the city. Take on the full Wild West Experience Challenge and have a crack at the Bow & Arrow, Winchester Rifle and Tomahawks.
Test your wits in Sheffield's immersive escape room experiences. Choose your team and then choose from a number of games, ranging from magical to scary. Will you beat the clock and get out in time?
Join DC Outdoors for an urban adventure along Sheffield's waterways. Activities like stand-up paddleboarding, canoeing and kayaking are a great way to see the city from a different perspective and a fun way to bond as a group.
Located in the depths of Picture House Social, Shuffle Shack is Sheffield's first Shuffle Bar with a game that's kinda like curling. Don't worry, they’ll teach you and once you’re hooked it’s hard to quit.
Ten-pin bowling with a difference! Add cool bar aesthetic, neon lighting, beer pong, ski ball, air hockey, arcade games, plus bangin' street food and Lane 7 has your night out sorted.
Seriously crazy golf! Expect 18 holes of pure entertainment in an environment surrounded by bespoke art, complete with an amazing atmosphere, DJs, cocktails and street food.
Eating out with a group should be a memorable experience, a time to laugh together and make plans for your next adventure. Take a look here at at some of the places we know you'll all love.
Choose the table service All You Can Eat menu or the A La Carte. You will not be disappointed. The service is as good as the food.
Add the best of local supplies to a hint of fine dining and a relaxed atmosphere you're onto a hit straight away. Throw in an option for private dining for up to 14 people and the deal is done. No contest.